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Product Bulletin No. 1958
End-of-Sale Announcement for the Cisco 2600 "Non XM" MultiService Access Routers (Does not refer to the Cisco 2600XM models)
The Cisco 2610, 2611, 2620, 2621, 2650 and 2651 routers are being replaced by the Cisco 2600XM routers, which were launched in May 2002
Last day to order these Cisco 2600 models will be April 26, 2003
The Cisco 2600 Modular Multiservice Access Router has a successful history of delivering enterprise/provider-class versatility and integration to branch offices since 1998 and is considered one of Cisco's premier products. This is evident with over 1.6 million units in the field today and the number of units still in service since the introduction.
END-OF-SALE AND END-OF-LIFE ANNOUNCEMENT
Cisco Systems announces the End of Sale (EoS)/End of Life (EoL) plan for the current Cisco 2600 non-XM routers. This includes the associated DC and RPS models. The Cisco 2613, Cisco 2613-DC and Cisco 2613-RPS EoS announcement was published in April 2002 and is no longer orderable. The only exception will be the Cisco 2612, Cisco 2612-DC and Cisco 2612-RPS Ethernet/Token Ring models, which are not effected by this notice.
The reason for this EoL notice are end-of-life components and the need to support new features and services requiring greater memory capacities than some of the current Cisco 2600 models can provide today.
RECOMMENDED PRODUCT MIGRATION
The recommended replacement products are the Cisco 2600XM routers introduced in May 2002. Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 2600XM models, which offer the same modular design and flexibility as the Traditional Cisco 2600 routers, but in addition offer more functionality for the same list price! In direct comparison, the Cisco 2600XMs provide more value and functionality by providing the following:
•Up to 33% performance increase for processor-intensive services
•Increased default memory
•Increased maximum flash memory to 48MB
•Increased maximum SDRAM memory to 128MB
•Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports on all Cisco 2600XM models
•Mainline IOS with the support of 12.1(14) and 12.2(12), in addition to 12.2(8)T1
•Same feature and module support as the Traditional Cisco 2600 models
•Cisco 2650XM and Cisco 2651XM models supported on a 12.1 mainline (12.1.14)
•Enhanced security and broadband 2600XM product bundles for lower solution costs and easier ordering (worldwide announcement made on August 12, 2002)
In addition to increased functionality, the new Cisco 2600XM routers provide the same platform applications and functionality as the current traditional Cisco 2600s:
•A DC and RPS version of each model
•NEBs Level 3
•Same Module support, including Network Modules, WAN Interface Cards (WIC) and Advanced Integration Modules (AIM)
•Same chassis dimensions (1RU), power, environmental and regulator specifications
For additional flexibility and higher performance, the Cisco 2691 router can also be considered as a replacement product.
For more information on the Cisco 2600 Series routers, including the Cisco 2600XM models and the Cisco 2691, please visit the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/rt/2600/
Table 1: EoS and Product Support Timelines
Service Support Programs
EoS refers to the time when certain products are no longer available for new purchases; it does not apply to service and support programs of the previously sold platforms. Cisco will continue to support the listed products through its SMARTnet and comprehensive maintenance programs. Customers with either of these service contracts are entitled to free software updates, 24-hour phone support through the Technical Assistance Center (TAC), and Advanced Replacement of Hardware for repairs. Comprehensive maintenance customers also receive onsite service. Customers who do not have a maintenance contract can purchase software updates and hardware repair services from Cisco to meet specific requirements rather than full-service coverage.
For Additional Information
For more information about Cisco products, please contact your local Cisco account manager.
Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP)
Customers can use the TMP to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. In addition to the regular TMP program, the Fast Start program for additional TMP credits has been extended into January 2003. To take advantage of these significant trade-in credits please contact your channel account manager.